AlmaLinux 9 : buildah (ALSA-2024:2055)

high Nessus Plugin ID 194447


The remote AlmaLinux host is missing a security update.


The remote AlmaLinux 9 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALSA-2024:2055 advisory.

- A flaw was found in Buildah (and subsequently Podman Build) which allows containers to mount arbitrary locations on the host filesystem into build containers. A malicious Containerfile can use a dummy image with a symbolic link to the root filesystem as a mount source and cause the mount operation to mount the host root filesystem inside the RUN step. The commands inside the RUN step will then have read-write access to the host filesystem, allowing for full container escape at build time. (CVE-2024-1753)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected buildah and / or buildah-tests packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 194447

File Name: alma_linux_ALSA-2024-2055.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Published: 4/29/2024

Updated: 4/29/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.1


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-1753


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.6

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::highavailability, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::resilientstorage, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::appstream, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::realtime, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:buildah-tests, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::sap_hana, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::supplementary, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:buildah, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::sap, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::crb, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::nfv, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::baseos

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/AlmaLinux/release, Host/AlmaLinux/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/25/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/18/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-1753

CWE: 269